Slumbo Gumbo

Let’s Celebrate our Journey with some good ole’ Slumbo Gumbo…by Sunny Anderson
slumbo gumboIngredients
5 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon file gumbo powder, plus extra for garnish
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 (4.5-ounce) can tomato paste
5 cups seafood stock (or 2 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice)
1 pound haddock, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 pound shrimp, shells removed, deveined
12 oysters
1 1/2 cups lump crabmeat, picked over
2 tablespoons hot sauce
4 cups cooked rice (brown)
Directions
Heat butter and oil in a 6 to 7-quart stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, pepper, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, until softened and slightly caramelized. Add gumbo powder, bay leaf, cayenne, paprika, salt, thyme, oregano and pepper and continue cooking, another minute. Add tomato paste and cook until it browns, another 4 minutes. Add seafood stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Right before serving, add haddock and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, then add remaining seafood. Cook another 5 minutes. Add hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve over rice and sprinkle with file powder.
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400 Calorie Meals

FOO04165Huevos Rancheros

Ingredients

  • 4 6- to 8-inch soft corn tortillas
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, diced; or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa
  • 4 large eggs, fried
  • 2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. Put the tortillas on a baking sheet and place in the oven to warm, about 5 minutes. (Cover with foil if you don’t like crisp tortillas.)
  3. Toast the cumin in a small, dry saucepan over medium heat until aromatic, about 3 minutes. Add the beans and chipotle or red pepper (if using).
  4. Remove the tortillas from the oven. Spoon some beans onto each, then top each with some salsa, 1 fried egg, and some cheese.
  5. Bake until the cheese has melted. Serve with the avocado.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 337
  • Calories From Fat 166
  • Fat 18g
  • Sodium 502mg
  • Protein 17g
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Iron 3mg
  • Calcium 217mg

Recipe courtesy of: realsimple.com

 

400 Calorie Meals

chick-spin-mush_300Chicken With Spinach and Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2- inches pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 bunches spinach, thick stems removed (about 8 cups)

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken until browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Cook the mushrooms and pepper, tossing, for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and wine and cook until the mushrooms are tender and the wine is nearly evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Toss in the spinach and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the chicken.

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving (no more than 4ounces of chicken breast and as many vegetables you would like to have)
  • Calories 295
  • Carbohydrate 7g

Recipe Courtesy of: http://www.realsimple.com

400 Calorie Meals

pork-chops-apple-salad_300Pork Tenderloin With Cabbage and Apple Slaw

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil l
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 1/4 pounds total)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small Napa cabbage (about 1 pound) -quartered, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 crisp red apple (such as Gala or Fuji), cut into thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the pork with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until the pork is cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the vinegar, honey, remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  5. Add the cabbage and apples and toss. Let sit for at least 5 minutes, tossing occasionally. Fold in the cilantro and serve with the pork.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (no more than 4 ounces of lean meat, and 1 cup each of cabbage and apple slaw)

  • Calories 321Calories From Fat 42%
  • Protein 32g
  • Carbohydrate 12g

Recipe Courtesy of: http://www.realsimple.com

400 Calorie Meals

shrimp-peppers_365Roasted Shrimp with Peppers and Lemon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 scallions, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound frozen large peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the bell pepper, lemon, thyme, scallions, red pepper, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper.
  3. Spread the mixture on a rimmed baking sheet (reserving the bowl).
  4. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss with the paprika, remaining tablespoon of oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Nestle in the mixture on the baking sheet.
  5. Roast until the shrimp are cooked through and the bell peppers are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve over the rice.

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.realsimple.com

Oven BBQ Chicken

barbeque chickenIngredients

  • 3 cups Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Peach Preserves
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Hot Sauce, Optional
  • 6  Chicken breast, Bone-in, or Fillet
  • Olive Oil For Brushing

Preparation Instructions

Combine BBQ sauce, peach preserves, garlic, and hot sauce in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until nice and hot. Set aside.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES.

Drizzle olive oil on 2 rimmed baking sheets and place chicken thighs skin side down in the pans. Roast for 25 minutes. Remove from oven briefly, brush sauce all over the thighs, then use a spatula to flip them over to the other side, being careful not to tear the skin. Brush the tops with more sauce and return to the oven for 7 minutes. Remove from oven, brush on more sauce, and return to the oven for another 7 minutes. Remove from oven, brush on sauce, and turn up the temperature to 425 degrees.

Continue roasting for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is starting to brown around the edges and the thighs are totally cooked through. Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Courtesy of: http://www.pioneerwoman.com

400 Calorie Meals

sweet poato wafflesSweet Potato Waffles

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1/2 cup canned sweet potato
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon canola or light olive oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup pancake or waffle mix
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions:
1. Place sweet potato, milk, oil, egg, and honey in large bowl and whisk well. Add pancake or waffle mix and stir with a wooden spoon until most of the lumps have disappeared and there are no dry spots.
2. Heat a waffle iron and coat with cooking spray. Cook batter according to the manufacturer’s instructions and serve immediately, or cool on a wire rack and store in the fridge for up to three days, or transfer to a resealable bag and freeze for up to six months.

Nutrition score per serving (1 waffle): 271 calories, 5g fat, 52g carbs, 6g protein

Recipe courtesy of:http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/meal-ideas/40-easy-recipes-under-400-calories/slide/2